Dr. Kim Visit Results

Dr. Kim Visit Results

One of my favorite Grey’s Anatomy quotes on an episode that briefly mentions Chiari Malformation:     Now, I’m not saying that I’m not going to get better. I’m not giving up hope or throwing in the towel.  Anyone that truly knows me can attest to the FACT that I am a research hound.  When itContinue Reading

A Little Lesson In MRI’s

A Little Lesson In MRI’s

I wish I had some great take on a blog post right now.You know, some comical slant to make the story flow a little better.But really…I just don’t.Not that I’m negative.I’m just out of ideas.I got the call from Dr. Kim on Friday that, as I suspected, the cyst is back.I will fly down toContinue Reading

And Then It Came Back

“And then….it came back…” I remember reading this words on someone else’s Chiari blog, speaking of her post operative experience.I thought, “How horrible, to go through that awful surgery, to have the elation of beginning to feel great, then the disappointment of symptoms slowly coming back–that would never happen to me-that must be REALLY RARE.”Continue Reading


Well, sports fans..it’s been a heck of a week.I pulled off another week of  three back to back 12 hr shifts.I was exhausted, but still decided to pick up an extra 4 hr. shift on Thursday morning.Which seemed like a great idea until about 3 a.m. Thursday morning.I felt something, I’m not sure what butContinue Reading

August Update!

August Update!

Wow, I can’t believe I haven’t posted in a month..Where has the time gone?Well, let me tell you what I’ve been up to.A LOT! As of yesterday, I’m 7 mths post op. My posterior fossa decompression seems like a distant memory.  (Which I hope doesn’t mean my memory is impaired..darn brain damage..LOL!) I’ve gone backContinue Reading

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It Shouldn’t Have Happened To Her

It shouldn’t have happened to her or them or him or even— to me.  My eyes open to the gift of life each morning with hope and expectation.  The hope of a good day at work and the automatic expectation that the day will result in a return trip home, crawling into bed and drifting…

Notes from Writing Class

Last night in class, our instructor had us write letters to ourselves from our persistence and from our inspiration. Great writing prompts. We had three minutes to write each one.  I thought I would share just for fun.  Maybe you need encouragement to press on towards a goal.  Write a quick letter to yourself! The…

Musings about Love from An Essay of Transformation

The more I learn about love, about simply loving- the more I am endeared to it, permeated by it and transformed into a vessel of it.  Love mystifies me. Love is a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb, an exclamation, a question, a name, a sin, a choice, an antonym for hate, it is…

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